Saturday, 23 February 2008

Always check out the bargains!

Went Friday night shopping tonight. It was hard to leave the household still all up and breakdancing on the floor. Daddy and Phoebe included. But it was easier to do so tonight than on the weekend. And boy was I glad. In Borders, I always have a look at the bargain books they have. I've never found anything before, but that was probably because it was all being saved up for tonights expedition. I found this Debbie Bliss book at the bargain basement price of $3.95!!! Hello, I thought, you are meant to be mine. Later, when I was downstairs looking at the craft books, I found another copy for $49.95. I can't tell you how much I love a bargain. Problem is, I don't knit. But my Mum does. So, Mum, what do you think?

Whilst in the crafty sewing section, where I usually hang out, there or the international mags section, anyway, back to the craft section, I found this divine book. Thrift to Fantasy by Rosemary McLeod, is an amazing collection of New Zealand textile handicrafts spanning from the 1930's to the 1950's. Not only are there some great pictures of beautiful things, but there is so much interesting stuff to read about.

So, it was a good night. A stroll through DJ's perfume section. I love that different perfumes remind me of different times of my life. I smelt Lou Lou - that's School to me; Byzance (just for a laugh) - reminds me of a dodgy resident at a hotel I worked for, who's parents owned a Duty free shop and we, the receptionists, used to buy the testers of perfume off him; Dune - working at Hyatt Regency Coolum, hot summer nights, crazy times, Anna; Agent Provocateur - Al; Issey Miyake - chicken schnitzel sandwiches 14 years ago with Lindy.......aggghhh I could go on....but it's late and I need to get some sleep. I have another project on the go at the moment which requires brain concentration - is there any other kind? Hopefully I will blog about it in the next day or two, provided it doesn't go pear shaped, which is very possible, as I've taken something quite simple and decided to make it tricky. Silly me.


potty mouth mama said...

I love that you got this bargain and that great looking book! Can't wait to hear more about it. I will have to tell you about my ace thrifting this morning. Inspired by you. x

Anonymous said...

Love a bargain good shopping... and Big W Have that Boys manual on for $20 thats the one you where looking for I think! Have fun with the tricky project, sounds exciting!!!